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Sterling Bay Secures $174.5M Construction Financing for Mixed-Use Tower on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

300 North Michigan Avenue

The 47-story mixed-use tower will include a 280-room hotel, 289 apartment-style residential units and 25,000 square feet of flagship retail space.

CHICAGO — Sterling Bay has received $174.5 million in financing for the construction of 300 North Michigan Avenue, a 47-story mixed-use tower located between Chicago’s Riverwalk and Millennium Park. 

Sterling Bay will develop the project in partnership with Magellan Development Group. The tower is set to include a 280-room hotel, 289 apartments and 25,000 square feet of retail space. Boutique hospitality chain citizenM will acquire the hotel component of the property upon completion. 

Financing for the development includes senior secured financing from Bank OZK, as well as mezzanine financing from Pearlmark Real Estate and Monroe Capital, and a crowd-sourced equity component fundraised through CrowdStreet. 

“This development will serve as a striking new addition to Chicago’s Michigan Avenue,” says Andy Gloor, CEO of Sterling Bay. “We are extremely proud that financing has successfully crossed the finish line despite the pandemic.” 

Chicago-based general contractor Linn-Mathes will oversee the construction process, which is slated to begin in August. Local design firm bKL Architecture will serve as lead architect. A timeline for completion was not yet released.

The 300 North Michigan Avenue project is estimated to create over 500 on-site construction jobs and approximately 70 permanent on-site jobs in residential and hotel operations once complete.

Katie Sloan

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